Wasp & Bee Pest Control

 

Auckland & Northland typically have problems with several types of wasps & bees.

  • The German wasp
  • The common wasp
  • The Australian paper wasp
  • The Asian paper wasp
  • The honey bee
  • The native bee
  • The bumble bee

 

The nests of wasps, bees and bumble bees generally have only one entrance and exit. If this can be identified the colony can be destroyed by puffing the Insecticidal Dust into the entrance. The workers will then pick up the dust as they enter the nest and take it inside where it will kill larvae and queens. Aerosol spray treatment or residual spray treatment will be carried out if they are indoors.

Bees are generally beneficial insects producing honey and pollinating our crops and flowers, we recommend using a local bee keeper to collect the colony or to contact the National Beekeepers Association for a local person that can assist with swarm collection.  As a last resort and only if this is not able to be achieved will we look at destroying the colony of bees.

 

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From immediate relief to long acting treatments we offer a range of solutions to manage the problem, both short term and long term.

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The Common wasp is 12mm long, yellow and black, one black spot on the face  and a black mark behind the eye, and black dots and rings that are joined on the abdomen.  The can sting repeatedly and are very aggressive if disturbed. They prefer the warmer areas and colonies can reach up to 15000 workers.

The nest is like that of the German Wasp but creamy/brownish in colour. It is normally made underground in an abandoned mouse nests or holes,  but may also be in tree hollows or ceiling cavities. Construction of the nest often starts as early as mid April. The nests can become very large with thousands of individuals and, unusually, may have more than one entrance

 

The German wasp is 13mm long, yellow and black, three black spots on the face and black dots on the abdomen.  The can sting repeatedly and are very aggressive if disturbed. They prefer the warmer areas and colonies can reach up to 15000 workers.

The nest is like that of the Common Wasp but greyish in colour. It is normally made underground in an abandoned mouse nests or holes,  but may also be in tree hollows or ceiling cavities. Construction of the nest often starts in spring or late winter. The nests can become very large and may have more than one entrance

 

The Australian paper wasp is 22mm long, small head, with medium sized eyes and medium length antennae. The body is slender, with a very narrow waist. There are two pairs of brown-tinted wings, with the first pair larger. The abdomen has some yellow/orange bands, but is mainly black.  The can sting repeatedly and are very aggressive if disturbed. Paper wasps form small colonies, and make paper nests just about anywhere they can hang the nest, fences, under tree branches and the eaves of houses. Nests start early spring, the nests are shaped like inverted cones, and consist of a cluster of hexagonal cells made from wood fibre mixed with saliva. The wasp larvae are maggot-like and develop inside the papery cells of the nest.

 

The Asian paper wasp is up to 25mm long, small head, with medium sized eyes and medium length antennae. The body is slender, with a very narrow waist. There are two pairs of brown-tinted wings, with the first pair larger. The abdomen black and yellow.  The can sting repeatedly and are very aggressive if disturbed. Paper wasps form small colonies, and make paper nests just about anywhere they can hang the nest, fences, under tree branches and the eaves of houses. Nests start early spring, the nests are shaped like inverted cones, and consist of a cluster of hexagonal cells made from wood fibre mixed with saliva. The wasp larvae are maggot-like and develop inside the papery cells of the nest.

 

The native bee is much smaller than a honeybee. They are dark black and wasp like in appearance.  They are solitary. They dig holes in the ground, commonly in loose soil and along roadside banks, for example, then they provision the cells with protein-rich pollen and sugary nectar and lay a single egg in each cell. Adult bees don’t survive the winter, but the provisioned eggs hatch in spring starting a new generation of bees.

The  honeybee is up to 15mm in size, light brown in colour. In the wild, honey bee hives are often located in the holes of trees and on rock crevices. The hive is made from wax from the special abdominal glands of worker honey bees.  A honey bee swarm will arrive in flight and cluster on a tree branch. If you have a problem with honey bees, contact a local Bee Keeper or Environmental Health Department as they will be able to arrange for the swarm to be relocated.

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